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was shot and killed in his kandahar home today. a killer a bodyguard who taliban officials say they hired to infiltrate karzai's inner circle. this comes as a blow to the government just days after a visit from u.s. defense secretary leon panetta. we're joined by william cohen. thank you for being with us. >> good to be with you. >> let me ask you about this assassination. some have said this will be a huge propaganda victory for the taliban. do youee? >> anytime they can get that close to the inner circle of president karzai it's a big victory for them. it points out the difficulty that president karzai has had in trying to cope with the local politics as such where all frequently invoking tip o'neill's axiom that all politics is local. we're seeing that all politics are local in afghanistan. that's one of the problems that president karzai has. secondly his brother has a reputation of being a power broker. most of our military leaders have said there's not a military solution in afghanistan it's a political one. it makes it that much more difficult. i think it's going to be more challen
, aiming for taliban dug into the hills. but the incoming fire is very accurate here. >> go. go. go! >> they range cover from heavy machine guns. >> but the bullets are too close. >> that was the scene in an isolated american military outpost in afghanistan's kunar province. troops were assaulted by taliban insurgents hiding in the hills above. our reporter was there and covered the fire. tonight he joins us from another combat outpost in kunar province. so, nick, the obvious question is what is it look? you were there with the servicemen in that outpost. what is it like to come under siege like this day in, day out in afghanistan? >> reporter: well, i think there is a very large barrier. for me, it is sedentary, for the troops themselves, it's a fairly harrowing ordeal to have this constant potential threat of large attack. in the back of their minds, there is always the possibility that it could get overrun. there have been two serious ininstances in which outposts like that surrounded by taliban and they've been attacked and overwhelmed. they do have overwhelming firepower. and t
. >> al qaeda is under more pressure than at any time since 9/11. >> reporter: still this deadly taliban raid on a hotel in kabul last week shows insurgents aren't willing to go quietly. >> if we don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power we'll be attacked again. >> reporter: while the debate continues, american troops are carrying on with their mission preparing to hand over security back to the afghan people, the drawdown is set to begin this month. terrell, some initial diplomatic moves have been made to jumpstart peace talks with the taliban but on his trip senator mccain saw no signs whatsoever the taliban is ready to talk peace. >> joel brown in washington for thus morning, thank you so much. >>> overseas, thailand elected its first ever female prime minister by a landslide, comes from a political family, her brother was once prime minister but ousted by a military coup in 2006. the country will go along with the election results. >>> peace activists plan to sail from greece today even though the greek government banned their ships from going to gaza. protests yesterd
since 9/11. >> reporter: still this deadly taliban raid on a hotel in kabul last week shows insurgents aren't willing to go quietly. >> if we don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power we'll be attacked again. >> reporter: while the debate continues, american troops are carrying on with their mission preparing to hand over security back to the afghan people, the drawdown is set to begin this month. terrell, some initial diplomatic moves have been made to jumpstart peace talks with the taliban but on his trip senator mccain saw no signs whatsoever the taliban is ready to talk peace. >> joel brown in washington thank you so much. >>> overseas, thailand elected its first ever female prime minister by a landslide, comes from a political family, her brother was once prime minister but ousted in a military coup in 2006. the country will go along with the election results. >>> peace activists plan to sail from greece today even though the greek government banned their ships from going to gaza. protests at the israeli embassy in athens. last year nine activists when israeli marin
host, the taliban, in both pakistan and afghanistan. in pakistan, osama bin laden has been killed and al qaeda significantly weakened. in afghanistan british and international forces have driven al qaeda from its bases and while it's too early to tell for certain, initial evidence suggests we have halted the taliban insurgency in the heartland of helmand province. mr. speaker, we are now entering a new phase in which the afghan forces will do more of the fighting and patrolling and our forces more training and mentoring. as president obama said in his address last month, the mission is changing from combat to support. when we arrived, there was no one to hand over to, no proper army, no police force. in many places across the country the afghan security forces now stand ready to begin the process of taking over security responsibility. mr. speaker, success in afghanistan requires a number of critical steps. the first is making sure that the afghan security forces are able to secure their own territory. now, i know there have been well-known problems, especially, with the afghan po
the trigger. today, details on the deadly betrayal that could benefit the taliban. in box two, two planes collide. the two planes land. and everybody lives to talk about it. the extremely unusual survival story is ahead. and in box three, a man falls nearly from the stand here at this field during the home run derby. at least his friends have good hands. that is ahead unless breaking news changes everything. in "studio b" but, first, from fox at high noon, chase field in phoenix, arizona, in five hours the best players in all of baseball step on to the field and catch the big game. on the local fox station, after the fox report, tonight, on this channel, and before then we will talk about major league baseball and the predictions and highlights from the home run derby. what do you know, robbie put on a clinic with help from his old man, and that is coming up in a few minutes in "studio b" today. but, first from fox at 12:00 in phoenix and 3:00 on the east coast the investigators of the casey anthony murder trial speaking of the case and for the first te since last week's not guilty verdic
right now to go ahead and get the kids out of the room, but this is a video released by taliban insurgents in pakistan and it shows more than a dozen men believed to be pakistani policemen lined up. there they are, against the backdrop of the hillside with their hands tied behind their backs facing several men with rifles on the right side of your screen. this man shouting is accusing them of killing children in a crime against islam. and there they are, the men opening fire. now we froze the video right there because if you continue to watch, it gets even more graphic, even more brutal from that point on. c nrks nr cnn's reza sayah is taking up from here. >> reporter: we warn you, this is explicit video, some of you may find this very disturbing, if you want to turn away, this is a good time to do so. we want to walk you through the video, it shows at least 14 men lined up, all of them wearing traditional pakistani garb, all of them appear to have their hands tied behind their back. we assume these are taliban fighters, one of them is scolding the man who are lined up, saying t
of the taliban coming back into the political system. ahmed rashid details the negotiatings that have been taking place between the united states and the taliban. for hours and hours the germans were intermediaries. nothing seems to have come of it. why is it proving so difficult to, in some way, bring the taliban into the tent? >> for a couple of things, i'd say about that, without commenting on the specifics of the piece in the "financial times" that you referenced. at the end of the day, this will have to be settled in a political settlement. i think that's clear. why is it hard? there's been a conflict there for a nufb years. the taliban is not an entity where it works at a specific address. you have to get these things to a point where you can have a set of reasonable conversations. what we've said, though, quite clearly and secretary of state said this in her speech earlier this year, the united states is prepared to work with the afghans, with the afghans in the lead to work towards a political settlement here and to bring the parties to the table without precondition. ultimately as the pr
, and they are associated with the taliban, and at the same time we know the u.s. is reaching out to the taliban for peace talks in the future. do you see any signs the taliban is ready to talk peace? >> there has been no signs whatsoever. when the taliban are ready to talk peace it will be when they are convinced they cannot achieve their goals on the battlefield. we have had enormous success over the past year and i should have mentioned that earlier in the conversation, and we have taken out a lot of the mid-level taliban operating in afghanistan. one of the big problems is pakistan and a lot of the leadership resides in pakistan. we have to have a realistic assessment of the true situation in pakistan because there's no doubt that there's connections between isi and the network that were responsible not only for the hotel tragedy there but also for the attacks on americans and our allies. and that's not acceptable. >> to libya now. we have seen in the middle east and elsewhere that often when there is the removal of a leader that chaos ensues. we certainly saw that in iraq to a certain extent we're st
are there to battle taliban coming in from afghanistan. >> reporter: kunar in eastern afghanistan is some of the toughest terrain america has troops in here. you can see this particular base is surrounded by hills on either side, which give the insurgency a central vantage point from which they can attack. the base violence is so consistent it makes it very hard for them to have the kind of contact with locals they need. life here really a waiting game for the worst to happen. everywhere you look, here in kunar on afghanistan's eastern border, the choices aren't good. outpost king is caught between hills full of taliban. if the americans leave, militants from pakistan will flow through the valley. if they stay, every few days this happens. the mortars hit the base. the last attack was long enough ago there's panic, they're worried the taliban have been preparing a big one. after days of nothing, the insurgents are finally beginning an attack from all sides. >> fire. >> command hustle up, grab it and get ready. >> reporter: they use mortars first, aiming for taliban dark into the hills but
and 395. charley. >> thanks a lot. >>> it is because of a text message a false message that left taliban officials speaking out. >> what they are denying and how they say the rumor got started in the first place. that story is coming up next. >>> also, libyan rebels are stationed close to the countries and leaders and troops. why they call it a close encounter and what they are guarding. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. another look at the capitol. much work to be done in the nation's capitol. >>> now "good morning maryland at 4:30. >>> this morning the taliban wants the world to know their leader is not dead. the spokesman are denying reports that the insurgent gripe's leader is not dead. it was a claim from a text message sent to journalist and they are saying it's a fake and the result of a phone hack. rumors spread that he died and earlier text messages said he was dead. >>> a behind-the-scenes look at rebelsing more march cay calfy. for them it's about -- mow march qaddafi. it's about protecting what they have. that's an around the clock job to make s
taliban led injure genesee. but the war is far from over. jennifer griffin with the news tonight live from the pentagon. general, david petraeus is leaving as the taliban targets the afghan's president's inner circle, i guess. >> that's right. general petraeus is now on route back to the u.s. he transition the with marine general john allen today in afghanistan. he is leaving behind 100,000 u.s. troops. 33,000 of them will be brought home by september of next year. all of them by 2014. >> you have shown initiative, determination, innovativeness and courage. you have been diplomats as well as warriors, states men as well as soldiers. your performance has been, in a word, awesome. >> but just this weekend, another key aid to president harmid karzai was killed, assassinated by the taliban, just days after harmid karzai's own brother was killed by his body guard, shep. >> shepard: yet, nato is transitioning one of the key provinces to the afghan military. >> ironies of irony. the province where the taliban, back in march of 2001, brought down those huge buddha structures saying that they were
when negotiations with the taliban move forward and it also may have very big repercussions for the u.s. effort in the south. people called president hamid karzai's brother a corrupt gangster. but the cia's former head of counterterrorism says the u.s. may miss him. >> it's quite like live that what follows is going to be something that will not work to our interest. >> reporter: an afghan official says he was gunned down in his own home, shot in the head and chest by his own guard. the taliban took credit, but it's not clear if the shooter was really working for them. >> the united states condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of president karzai's half brother in kandahar. >> a u.s. official said quote, while we must deal with ahm ahmed wali karzai, he's widely understood to be corrupt and narcotics trafficker. the state department and u.s. military were trying to build trust in the afghan government. they frequently criticized ahmed wali, but the cia worked with him. >> i think often parts of the u.s. government were working at cross purposes where ahmed wali was conce
. >> in news of the world in pakistan the taliban released video of what appears to be the execution style killings of 16 policeman. a note said they were captured and killed last month by taliban militants who entered tack pan from afghanistan. authorities say the video appears to be real. the bbc received cell phone video showing the bodies being found. ? in afghanistan the general handed over command of the afghanistan war to his successor. it'll be john allen's task to guide force as they prepare to hand off security control to afghanistan forces by the end of 2014. >>> the hand off happened hours after a top alli of the afghanistan president was gunned down a member of the parl," ament was also killed. just last week the president's half brother was killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >> the pleasant hill's association said it's rejecting the contract offer. according to the union the city's last offer called for employees to pay 10% of their health care premium and 4% of their retirement. currently they pay $55 a month for family medical coverage. the current contract wi
planned. u.s. officials say they killed 120 insurgents. many taliban, but several of them arabs linked to al qaeda damaging their network. the clashes reveal that al qaeda for years, said to be mostly across the border in pakistan is a concern back where they started in afghanistan's hills. we pushed down into the valley, still an insurgent strong hold. high-tech american attack helicopters buzzed overhead until militants shot at them from the valley. >> it's uncharacteristic from the taliban i know. they're getting gutsy. right past there. if you go past that you're going to take enemy contact, it's pretty certain. >> the afghans are clear about who lay in weight for them ahead. >> translator: it's very dangerous, there are taliban, arabs, pakistanis there. >> at the foot of the valley, the american base is often hit by pot shots, sometimes from lone gunmen up high who they then mortar. al qaeda's return to these remote hills could tie america's hands, making harder to justify pulling back from here. the terrorist network that made america's case for invading. nick payton walsh, cnn a
in addition of karzai's brother's assassination, it is still the same thing. >>shepard: the taliban are still, in large part, with their judicial system on wheels, and still have much in control in many places? >>guest: yes, but the taliban is shifting. they are trying to get back into power but, at the same time, the north has form add new political alliance that will never let the taliban rule so we are headed for a divisive period in politics over the next two or three years. >>shepard: what is your sense as this wraps up, what might have been accomplished? >>guest: we have shifted afghanistan toward america's values and ideas and when you go to kabul or kandahar and walk around people feel like they are part of the world and no longer buried in a draconian regime. we have done an amazing amount of good work with the infrastructure projects. but we took that country from zero to 60 in 10 years so you will see a lot, a lot, a lot of fighting and infighting, as well, much like when the russians left. people will make grabs for power in the power vacuum. so both good and bad. >>shepard: we're
astronauts to the space station. >> in news of the world in pakistan the taliban released video of what appears to be the execution style killings of 16 policeman. a note said they were captured and killed last month by taliban militants who entered tack pan from afghanistan. authorities say the video appears to be real. the bbc received cell phone video showing the bodies being found. ? in afghanistan the general handed over command of the afghanistan war to his successor. it'll be john allen's task to guide force as they prepare to hand off security control to afghanistan forces by the end of 2014. >>> the hand off happened hours after a top alli of the afghanistan president was gunned down a member of the parl," ament was also killed. just last week the president's half brother was killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >> the pleasant hill's association said it's rejecting the contract offer. according to the union the city's last offer called for employees to pay 10% of their health care premium and 4% of their retirement. currently they pay $55 a month for family medical
once again become a haven for al-qaeda should the taliban ever return to power there. that is according to the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general david petraeus. as you may know, later this month general petraeus will be stepping down from his role to head the cia and in an interview with fox the general said the military has had a lot of success eradicating militants but cautioned that the job is not over. >> that task has been accomplished but, of course, it is threatened because, of course, the taliban allowed al-qaeda on afghan soil when it ran the country and we believe that there is a high likelihood that that would happen again. >> the general has also said that the military focus will soon shift from taliban strongholds to the boarder with pakistan. >>> capture or kill. that reportedly is the question the obama administration is internally debating when it comes to what to do about wanted terrorists. we all know capturing suspects in the mountains of pakistan or in yemen is not easy and if the recent uptick in predator drone strikes is any indication it appears the white
/11. >> reporter: this deadly taliban raid shows insurgents aren't willing to go quietly. >> if we don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again. >> reporter: while the debate continues, american troops are carrying on with their mission preparing to hand over security back to the afghan people. the draw down is set to begin this month. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> 4:50 now. the families of two uc berkeley garage walts still being held in iran are taking part in a hunger strike now. shane and josh have been held on spying charges for nearly two years now. sara shourd who was arrested with them was released last fall. now they went on a hunger strike to be protest for letters being cut off from the families. family members launched their own strike to show solidarity. >>> damage from an oil spill at yellowstone river. a pipeline ruptured on friday spewing about 42,000 gallons of crude into the famous waterway. the damage is limited but montana's governor says it's silly to make such a claim so early in the television. environmental protection agency sa
and afghan security forces are conducting joint operations against the taliban. thursday the troops used helicopters to fly in search of taliban fighters. the current plan is for afghan forces to take over the country's security by the end of 2014. >>> two people were killed when their plane crashed into an unoccupied hospital building in watsonville, california. the plane struck the building shortly after takeoff last night, apparently as the pilot was trying to clear the line of fog. watsonville is 90 miles south of san francisco. >>> economists look for positive unemployment numbers being released today. >>> plus it's raining? no, not quite, it's pouring in denver, a sudden cloud burst swamps the mile high city. >>> first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> from nasa's first mission to now the final shuttle flight, we'll look at how cbs news and walter cronkite covered the space race for the last 50 years, that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as wel
hawkish opinion the so-called gang of three from washington said the taliban would never seriously negotiate peace with the u.s. >> the planned drawdown is an unnecessary risk. i hope and pray every night that the drawdown will still allow us to succeed. i have very little doubt if we are deprived in a significant degree to the fighting season which was planned for eastern began stn. >> s senator mccain told me he would be two steps forward one step back for many years to come. general david petraeus leaves this fabled graveyard filled with america's own sacrifices but with a new mission to minimize further losses here and prevent threats back on home soil. dominique denatali fox news. >> senior officials believe iran transferred new weapons to allies from iraq to allies. the revolutionary guard has given the taliban long range rockets and sent them exploding projectiles to iraq. it considers them american propaganda. a boat packed with refugees bound for saudi arabia sank off the coast of the sudan. it is clear 200 people died. three migrants have been rescued. >> venezuela presid
-qaida is under more pressure than at any time since 9/11. >> reporter: still this deadly taliban raid on a hotel in kabul shows insurgents are not willing to go quietly. >> if we don't succeed here and th taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again. >> reporter: american troops are carrying on with their mission preparing to give power back to the people. >> right now about 90,000 american troops are stationed in afghanistan. >>> thousands of evacuees return home at wildfires still blaze strong in parts of new mexico. threats to a nuclear plant has eased. now firefighters are trying to protect american indian tribe as the blaze continues to burn. >>> the ruptured pipeline operated by exxonmobil has spewed an estimated 42,000- gallons of crude oil into the river. david jay reports for wjz on the clean up effort. >> it's heartbreaking, it's heartbreaking man. >> reporter: those who live in montana's big sky country are used to seeing the stunning beauty. >> the river in montana, we're all proud of it. >> reporter: homeowners evacuated by the weekend's oil spill returned to the ground s
brother today. and the taliban claimed responsibility saying the guard acted under their direction. >>> the body of former first lady, betty ford, will be flown to michigan today. tonight there will be a private service held in her honor. she will are laid to rest next to her husband, henry ford. >>> and then the mob boss's girlfriend has been charged with harboring a fugitive. her attorney plans to ask for home confinement while she awaits trial, contending she poses no flight risk. >>> a popular company is jacking up prices. how you can avoid paying more, next. (screams) when an investment lacks discipline, it's never this obvious. introducing investment discipline etfs from russell. visit russelletfs.com r a prospectus, containing the investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information. read and consider it carefully before investing. >>> netflix is a popular of renting movies without having to leave the house. now, netflix wants you to pay more for the combined service. alison kosik is at the new york exchange. how much are we talking about here? >> 16% more,
in southern afghanistan. that region, of course, the birthplace of the taliban movement and the site of continued violence from insurgency. ahmed walid karzai was a pivotal figure in talks with the taliban. according to many annual polices his reported ties to heroin and opium dealers and allegations weighs on the cia payroll made him a serious liability. "the fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt on the top story from the bottom of the hour from new york. it's kind of good news and bad news if a death can be good news. >> in a sense bad news because it produces some instability in a country like afghanistan. that is never good particularly in southern afghanistan where walid karzai was particularly powerful but where the taliban might try to fill the power vacuum created by his death. it also though according some analysts because wari karzai was entirely corrupt and he was tied in that corruption to the united states. so, annual listings like michael o'hanlon of the brookings institution believe it's a chance for the u.s. to create a clean slate. listen. >> it does potent
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of aid to pakistan's army. the u.s. wants more aggressive actions taken against the taliban and isn't happy about the country's decision to revoke visas for american military trainers, this according to reports at the new york times. mr. daley stopped by abc this week to talk about the tricky relationship. >> obviously they have been an important ally in the fight in terrorism. they've been the victim of enormous amounts of terrorism, but right now they have taken some steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid which we were giving to their military and we're trying to work through that. >> tensions between the two countries have been on the rise since u.s. navy seals killed osama bin laden bin during a raid on -- osama bin laden during a raid on pakistani soil in may. >>> defense secretary leon panetta says he believes allied forces can beat back al-qaeda and the taliban. fox's david piper reports from a visit of american troops in afghanistan this weekend. >> reporter: before leaving to iraq america's defense secretary headed to afghanistan to see for himself the
and a parliamentarian who was meeting with kahn. both gunmen were killed by the security forces. taliban claims responsibility. >>> back here in the u.s., a lot of people believe that this is the make or break week to reach a compromise on raising the national debt ceiling that we have been hearing so much about. joel brown explains how democratic and republican leaders are now scrambling with that looming deadline. >>> reporter: the white house isn't giving up on a massive deficit reduction deal. >> there's still time to get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: with the default deadline just 15 days way, president obama and congressional leaders are scrambling to slash government spending and raise the debt limit. tomorrow, the house is expected to vote on the republicans cut, cap and balance plan that calls for immediate cuts and aggressive cap on future spending and a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. senate democrats say the proposal, which rules out any tax hikes, is dead on arrival. >> we don't need an a
by taliban and other militants in the southern eastern parts of the country to focus more on high profile attacks. we saw this yesterday with the killing, the gunning down of a top karzai adviser, and also last week with the killing of the afghan president's half brother. all of this comes at a time of great transition, and it also sends a message of who really is safe here in afghanistan. randi? >> thank you very much. appreciate that. >>> time, 46 minutes past the hour. a cnn in depth story, the phone hacking scandal in papers owned by murdoch. and then the country's top police official, paul stevenson, resigned over the weekend. that's him right there. the assistant commissioner followed suit today. >>> in italy, a judge today dismissed all defense motions in the trial of prime minister berlusconi. he is accused of having sex with a minor, and is charged with abuse of power. he denies the charges and the next hearing date is in october. >>> the kick that brought all of joy to japan. the amazing victory in the united states in the finals of the women's word cup, and saying they were pla
police say a british soldier has been captured. the taliban is claiming the fighters captured and killed the service member but there's no immediate conference that -- confirmation. there is an extensive operation to find a soldier. >>> fox news confirming it that the hacker broke into the news sites twitter account this morning. the politics account reported the death of president obama. they send out a series of tweets this morning claiming the president had been assassinated in ottawa. fox news says it is investigating. the messages went out to more than 34,000 followers. >>> following breaking news this noon from orlando florida. that is where the jury in the casey anthony murder trial has just gotten the case and is beginning its deliberation. earlier today, prosecutors wrapped up their rebuttal argument forensic evidence showed the remains of caylee anthony and show that this goal in jawbone were attached. the only way they say they could have happened was with duct tape. >> all the doctors told you that the only thing that could have kept that mandible in anatomical position is
and raises all kinds of questions about the reach of militants and whether taliban is involved. that's not yet confirmed at this point but we're getting all kinds of information about the nature of the attackers that entered the home of the former governor of the province, killed him and his security detail. now, one attacker was also killed and, again, those afghan security forces have now reengaged in a fire fight with the remaining attackers. it's not yet clear whether nato forces have joined in that fight. fred? >> david, thanks so much joining us from kabul. >>> back in this country, expect a key nomination from the white house tomorrow. administration officials tell cnn that the president plans to name richard cordray to head the new chief consumer financial protection bureau. >>> a bridge part of the massive construction project in los angeles is finished. construction shut down a ten-mile stretch of the 405 freeway this weekend but did not produce the feared gridlock that many were ready to call carmageddon. the 405 is expected to reopen this hour. >>> and day ten of the fina
the taliban and as he was fighting, he saw a live grenade and picked it up and throw it out of the range, and blew up and he lost his hand. >> and he had been wounded by a previous hand grenade and taken several of the comrades to safety. you asked the question earlier about how come not more medals of honor in the conflict, series of conflicts in which it has been difficult fighting, and part of the answer is that any kind of award is a subjective evaluation and has to go through the chain of the command, and everybody in the world looks at it. and in and in the end, the selection is made in such a way that it makes the recipient realize that he is representing all of those people who have not been recognized. >> it is interesting that one of the army ranger captains who was with him said, quote, he is not the kind of person who likes this kind of attention, but he did something really special that day. i mean, when you think about really special that day, that is usually, you know, helping somebody across the street, but this is putting your life on the line even though you sign up for
by the taliban. this reflects assistmatic policy of the taliban and their isi handlers, the intelligence organization is i think behind this as well. and also al-qaeda. this policy is a tool to eliminate real and potential enemies of the islamists they want to reimplant back in cob he will. >> so this is a blow to the u.s. in afghanistan? >> yes, and also the destabilization. it's another example of pakistan interference in this area. the senior of military commander, a marine general, told the minnesota media last week that the pakistanis have still not severed the taliban supply lines coming in from pakistan. >> so many were aware of them and what they were up to when bin laden in was captured and they think wow, did they know about this, were they shielding them. now they are cutting off $800 million s that the right move? >> yes, it is certainly the right move. we should have done is before, ten years late. we should have conditioned the aid and especially the military aid long ago. we should also take other steps. >> like what? >> in 1993 secretary of state baker sent aler to the pa
fighters, using the secluded also fine villages for training and planning. many taliban, several of them arabs linked to al qaeda, damaging their network. yet the clashes reveal al qaeda said mostly to be across the border in pakistan is again a concern, back where they started in afghanistan's hills. we push down into the valley, still an insurgent strong hold. high tech american attack helicopters buzzed overyaed until militants shot from them from the valley. >> it's uncharacteristic from the taliban. they're getting pretty gutsy. if you push up any farther past that, you're going to take enemy contact, that's pretty certain. >> the afghans clear about who lay in wait ahead of them. >>. >> translator: it's very draws, taliban, arabs, pakistanis there. >> at the foot of valley, the american base is often hit by pot shots, sometimes from lone gunmen up high who they then mortar. >> al qaeda's return to these remote hills could tie america's hands, making it harder to justify pulling back from here. the terrorist network that made america's case for invading slipping back in, just when a
it is threatened, because of course the taliban allowed al-qaida on afghan soil when it ran the country, and we believe that there is a high likelihood that that would happen again. >> reporter: also, he pointed out that there will be ahift in the focus of the battle here in the coming months, moving from the south up to the east. they are sending in more special forces to the east where we're seeing taliban militants come over from pakistan. they are going to send in more helicopters and they are going to send some more heavy equipment. he was trying to say this wasn't a change in strategy, more a realignment of troops. the taliban was kicked out of the east and they are trying to get back. he said from this point on that will be the focus. when he joins the cia he will have to deal with the problem that is pakistan itself. relations are at an all time low between the two countries. he didn't appear to have a clear strategy of how he is going to do that. that will be his number one job and task when he gets back to washington. >> reporter: from one come phra indicate job he goes to another. th
at this hour. the taliban is denying reports this morning that their leader mullah omar is dead. a spokesman for the terror group says outsiders tapped into taliban phones and into their web site. those outside agents sent a fake text message that omar was dead. the taliban also claiming a post on their web site saying the same thing was also a fake. >> british prime minister david cameron will address parliament this morning over the news of the world scandal. this comes one day after news corp ceo rupert murdoch and his son james testified before a committee saying they were appalled by the scandal. >> i would just like to say one sentence, this is the most humble day of my life. >> as for the man who attacked murdoch with a pie made of foam, well, he's under arrest this morning. he calls himself a comedian, by the way, news corp is the parent company of fox news. nearly two years after he was charged with murdering 13 people including a pregnant woman, the ft. hood shooter is finally be arraigned in a military court. he is still collecting a paycheck from the military will face a judge
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